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  • Geriatric population has special needs this is because they face multiple comorbidities such as hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, diabetes hypertension (HTN), ischemic heart disease (IHD), obesity, and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD)and diminished functional, cognitive and physical status. Pepgra’s food research lab, our food formulation scientists, formulate innovative healthy prototypes of products targeting elderly age group (geriatrics) in the form of food, beverages, nutraceuticals and supplements. Pepgra’s scientific food & nutraceutical expertise partners to create winning products that meet the above requirements.

Offering Life Stages support and Research-based technical solutions for Geriatrics

  • Our prototype meets your nutritional and sensory within the sphere of physical and scientific possibility by using a unique combination of ingredients.
  • A prototype that meets the regulatory requirement that governs food processing, including those established by the FDA and the EU
  • An evidence-based prototype that specifically meets the targeted consumer base’s nutritional requirements with the principles of sound medicine or nutrition and supported by validated scientific data, wherever required
  • A prototype that focuses on the specific needs of a specific group.
  • A prototype that clears techno-feasibility and facilitates scaling up

Our procurement team from Pepgra FRL hunt for the latest innovations to identify best practices globally to develop geriatric food products.

We formulate products specifically targeting elderly adults (geriatrics). Our formulation addresses the issue of calories, protein requirement, fibre, vitamin C, Vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, vitamin D deficiency, vitamin B12, zinc, vitamin B6, dehydration, pantothenic acid, vitamin E and other micronutrients. We formulate high energy, high protein snacks and meals, oral nutrition supplements (ready-made sip feeds or powders which are mixed with water or milk)

Since chewing is one of the challenges for elderly, we formulate food products and nutraceuticals considering the masticatory efficiency

Age-related changes in taste and smell may alter their food choices, which further limit their consumption and potential health benefit. Our food formulation scientist ensures that the prototype address this issue.

Nutrition has an impact on the immune system of patients over the age of 65. We formulate food that boost immunity including vitamin C.

Depression is the leading cause of illness and disability among adolescents. Our formulation addresses health brain development and manages existing mental health disorders. The nutrients that we focus on protein, zinc, iron, choline, folate, iodine, iron, vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Long Chain Polyunsaturated fatty acids

We formulate a product specifically addressing micronutrients such as zinc, vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Iron and selenium, and purified protein (whey or bovine serum). Our expert scientists formulate functional foods and supplements fortified with vitamins and minerals as a single formula or combination (e.g., Iron + folic acid) and herbal formulas focusing on this deficiency. For instance, to address the issue of osteoporosis, various antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, polyphenols, or lycopene, have been proven and we scientifically design the product to address the issue.

We formulate food products using fish and vegetable oils, such as soy, corn, and canola, which are rich sources of essential fatty acids (like linoleic, linolenic, EPA, and DHA). Our team conduct exclusive research to identify ingredients that best fit the cognitive requirement of the elderly and formulate the product exclusive for targeting cognitive development.

We develop products using wholesome ingredients such as whole grains, baked goods and confectionery products, probiotics, Food & Beverages (Dairy Products, Cereals, breakfast cereals, Baked Food, Fermented Meat Products, Dry Food Probiotics & Others), healthy snacks, Dietary Supplements (Food Supplements, Nutritional Supplements, Specialty Nutrients), and, using the latest technology and processing method at the same time maintaining shelf life and an appealing appearance, texture and taste. When designing the product, our team also consider the role of texture of on bolus properties and food comfortability among elderly.

Pepgra's scientists and formulation experts develop products using natural ingredients or different treatment processing methods and technology based on the requirement. However, we ensure to deliver safe and quality products retaining the best possible natural ingredients during our processing method.

Pepgra's scientists and formulation experts develop products using natural ingredients or different treatment processing methods and technology based on the requirement. However, we ensure to deliver safe and quality products retaining the best possible natural ingredients during our processing method.

We can formulate the products in the form of ready-to-drink, ready-to-serve, ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, ready-to-drink, ready-to-mix protein powders, meal replacement drinks, meal kits, low carbohydrate ingredients, sports bars and formulations along with powder form, puffed form, gummies, soft or hard gels, capsules, tablets, syrups, gummies, or sachets containing a concentrated source of minerals, vitamins, or botanical extracts. Our product formulation experts ensure to portray the foods as more enjoyable and riper through hedonic and palatability appeals.

Pepgra's scientists and formulation experts develop a highly functional strength product that provides the intended results. We adhere to the international guidelines and formulate our product at the same time meet the dairy-free claim as well. Our formulation experts ensure that the end product would meet the required pH, dispersibility, efficacious dosage, shelf life, glycemic index, desired satiety, mouthfeel, flavour, odor and taste. Through years of expertise and knowledge, we bring in the right solutions that fit your requirements.

Any ingredient incorporated into the formulation needs to achieve its intended function in the human body at the same time and must adhere to safety, product purity (i.e., clean label), and developmental appropriateness. At Pepgra, we substantiate this from many different types of investigation, including secondary research for existing ingredients or, if it's novel, publishing the work in reputable, peer-reviewed journals. Data for this will be derived from chemical comparisons and analysis, activities (e.g., ORAC or oxygen radical absorbance activities), testing in animal models, genomic/gene expression studies, in vitro bioassays and, most compelling of all, human clinical testing. Through years of expertise and knowledge, we bring in the right solutions that fit your requirements.

The viability of microorganisms varies depending on many conditions, such as the characteristics of the microorganism, the acidity degree of the product, the storage temperature, and the characteristics of the packaging materials used. We follow quality measures to ensure the products are safe from both the supplier and the buyer's perspectives. We carry out Marker Chemistry (e.g., HPLC, GC etc.), Microbiology tests (e.g., Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Escherichia Coli), heavy metal analysis (e.g., lead, arsenic, cadmium kept below the regulatory limits), Contamination (e.g., metal flakes from machinery), physical characteristics (e.g., powders for tablets must have low moisture content) and stability (e.g., the time for a product from initial production). We use compendium methods (USP and European Pharmacopeia) for an extensive validation process.

We follow a specific set of regulations that a product must adhere to. This includes manufacturing flow chart, solvents, quantitative ingredient lists, physical characteristics, GMO status, certifications, radiations, pesticide/chemical/ residue, contaminants, microbiology, allergens, animal derivation, and safety (Standard Material Safety Data Sheet – toxicity or clinical testing). We assist ensure to clear the ingredient supplier completes clearance through the target country’s regulatory agency prior to its inclusion in formulas. Through our years of experience, our team can speed up the acceptance and inclusion of new material. Our product development team complies with the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDA 2009), DSHEA and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (Federal Trade Commission 2011), safety and quality food and food supplements guidelines delineated by WHO and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Our team ensures to use only acceptable ingredients that are found in the International Nomenclature. We also adhere to the local country’s guidelines as per the client’s request, such as for the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), The Chinese Health Care Association (CHCA), China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and FSSAI.

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